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A Man is Accused of Attempting to Rape a Disabled Teen Girl
A 70-year-old man and his 50-year-old companion were detained on Saturday for allegedly raping a 19-year-old mentally challenged girl and burning her four-month-old aborted fetus in Maharashtra’s Buldhana district. The victim used to go to the accused’s farm in Islampur, Jalgaon Jamod tehsil of the district, when he reportedly raped her in September 2020. Later, his companion raped the victim on many occasions until March 2021, according to an investigating officer.
“The accused duo pushed the victim girl to take abortion pills when she became pregnant.” “They also burned a four-month-old fetus,” he explained. Recently, police received a formal complaint explaining the entire occurrence. Rape and other charges were filed against the accused under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The accused were remanded in police custody till June 22, according to police sub-inspector Sachin Wakde.
The girl, however, raised an alarm and her friends from the locality reached the house and rescued her, Sub Inspector and in-charge of Suket Police Station, Bajrang Lal said. The officer said the girl’s parents were daily wage earners and had gone to work. A case was registered against the accused on a complaint by the victim’s parents, he said. Ismail was arrested on Tuesday night, Lal said. The girl has been sent for medical examination, he added.